Top 5 Apps For Kids From Mashable
Hey Swaggernauts, this is Ashley. I was reading Mashable this morning, – a news, technology, and social media website – and I found an article that I felt would really resonate with all of you. It’s the Top 5 Apps For Kids. Now, I don’t have kids – unless, of course, you count my dog, Sophie (it totally counts!) – but I know that a lot of you do, so I didn’t want you to miss out on this.
StoryBots Tap & Sing – Ages 2-8
Well-designed, free and responsive, this is a xylophone featuring keys that can teach you songs. Each note on the two-octave scale is represented by one of JibJab’s StoryBot characters. You can toggle between four voices.
Preschool Maze 123 – Ages 3 and up
Preschool Maze 123 offers 16 more touchscreen mazes that are easy to play and solve, and generally well designed. Each maze has different themes including pirates, aliens and penguins. The more you play, the harder things get, testing your motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Dr. Suess’s Short Story Collection – Ages 3 and up
Pricey but well designed, this is an eight-pack of generally lesser-known Dr. Seuss titles. They include “The Big Brag,” “Gertrude McFuzz,” “I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!,” “King Looie Katz,” “The Glunk that got Thunk,” “Too Many Daves,” “The Zax” and “What Was I Scared Of?” The labeling for touch, sight and sound is excellent for young readers.
Meanwhile – Ages 8 and up
This innovative app is an interactive comic that lets you choose how the story unfolds. You quickly learn that there are many different paths to the end — but only one leads to a happy conclusion. Created by Jason Shiga, the comic is about a boy who is coming home from an ice cream store when he meets a mad scientist with three inventions: a mind-reading helmet, a time machine and a doomsday device. Which one would you like to test out first?
Living Stores: The Brave Little Tailer – Ages 4 and up
Brothers Grimm fairy tales come to your iPad in this well-illustrated ebook with pages that turn into jigsaw puzzles. The reading level is appropriate for older children or adults.
What’s your favorite app, both that you use personally and that you use with your kids? Share it in the comments section below.